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Court sacks Plateau lawmaker for certificate forgery

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A Federal High Court in Jos has sacked a Plateau State lawmaker, Ibrahim Hassan, for forging his academic certificate.

The lawmaker had claimed to have obtained a business administration diploma from the University of Jos.

The sacked lawmaker, who is currently representing Jos North-North in the Plateau state House of Assembly, was taken to court in 2015 by Abdul Saleh.
Mr Saleh contested party primary with the sacked lawmaker on the platform of All Progressive Congress in 2015, but lost.
The judge, Musa Kurya, on Tuesday said there was no proof that the diploma submitted to INEC by Mr Hassan was genuinely obtained from the University of Jos.
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Mr Kurya said based on direct and oral evidence submitted by the registrar of the school to the court, it was true that the certificate presented by the embattled lawmaker to INEC in 2015 was not authentic.
The judge said the evidence given by the registrar “is true and uncontroversial.”

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